Flash Personal Cooking System
|Price:||$99.95 & FREE Shipping|
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- 1.0 Liter FluxRing cooking cup with insulating cozy
- Cozy features color-change temperature indicator
- Adjustable burner with efficient igniter design
- Stabilizer tripod included
- Insulating drink-through lid and bottom cover
- Pot support is not included
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|Item Weight||1 pound|
|Package Height||4.4 x 7.3 x 9.9 inches|
|Shipping Weight||1.55 pounds|
|Sport Type||Camping & Hiking|
The all-in-one Flash cooking system boils 2 cups of water for cocoa, coffee, instant soup, or other meals.
The Flash is one of the safest outdoor cooking solutions on the market. The cooking cup clips onto the burner, preventing accidental spills, while the fuel canister tripod keeps the entire unit stable while you cook. And you'll know when your liquid is hot thanks to the color-changing heat indicator within the insulating cozy. Other features include a pushbutton "through-cup" igniter, a drink-through lid, an insulating bottom cover/measuring cup, a built-in windscreen that protects the flame during inclement weather, and a neoprene lining within the cup that keeps food and beverages warm.
The Flash runs on 100-gram Jetpower fuel canisters, which provide enough energy to boil 12 liters or 100 cups of water each. The Flash is available in blue, carbon, green, gold, violet, and sapphire.
- Volume: 32 ounces (1 liter)
- Boil time: 2 minutes (1/2 liter)
- Water boiled: 12 liters per 100-gram Jetpower canister
- Dimensions: 4.1 by 7.1 inches
- Weight: 14 ounces
Top Customer Reviews
The instructions that come with the product state: "WARNING! Warm fuel vapor can condense in a very cold burner, spraying fuel. This can cause unsafe flaring. Exercise caution in cold weather. You can be seriously burned"
Here is what happened to me as I was camping in Colorado at 5,000 feet and tried to fire up my Jet Boil at about 20 degrees Farenheit. I assembled the parts and added water to the cup to make some coffee. I opened the gas valve and pushed the ignitor several times. Finally there was fire... on the liquid that was oozing down the side of the burner and set the plastic parts afire destroying the unit.
I learned later that the "four season fuel" wasn't four seasons in Colorado.
I bought a replacement and now keep the fuel in the bottom of my sleeping bag when it is cold outside.
Again, the Jet Boil is an elegant and useful device; but special care must be taken in cold climates.
Hope this helps,
I don't do any complex cooking when backpacking, and for those who want to do more than just boil water, the jetboil will do it, but other stoves probably are lighter and do it better. But if you want a system for boiling water and freeze dried food prep there is no more simple, reliable, and quick system. Clean up is incredibly simple as well and it all fits together in the cooking cup for easy packing (the butane cartridge also fits within the cup. The jetboil can be used fairly well without the tripod stabilizer, but it is another nice small feature that adds to the overall functionality of this product (after all, who wants to have their hot water spill over just as you are getting ready for lunch)
For high altitude Butane cartridges are not usually as reliable, but I have used the jetboil at 11,000 feet with good results.
Buy this. Buy it now.
Also, while camping on a windy day, the flame blew sideways a bit and caused the outer side of the actual stove to melt (which is plastic), so when packing the stove back in the canister, the burned plastic caused chaffing of the inside of the canister. I had to use sandpaper to fix this. Still, I don't think that should have happened. It was not THAT windy, and they advertise that this stove is a champ against wind.
Finally, don't buy the coffee filter. It is terrible. I use a French press everyday at home, so I know how to go about using one. After many 7-10 attempts at making coffee, it has not once strained the coffee grinds properly. However, if you like to chew gritty coffee, you're in luck. ...It's a great idea, it just doesn't work well.
On the other hand, this is a good stove for boiling water. If you're not going to use the canister to cook actual food, this is a great stove. If you're using dehydrated backpacking food, this'll work well for you because everything you need is all together. I like that I can take this stove and not have to pack anything else as far as kitchen gear if I'm going out for a day. Well, with the exception of utensils.
All in all, it's a good stove, just don't be dazzled that this is going to be the best stove ever. It's a little pricey for what it's turned out to be worth in my opinion.
I loved having this Jetboil. I've only used it for one trip into the Ouachita Mountains so far, but it made the trip so much nicer than usual, with an easy hot meal whenever we felt like it. We had four people in our group, and were able to quickly make coffee and oatmeal in the morning, then Mountain House meals for lunches and dinners, as well as hot chocolate at night by the fire. Loved the Jetboil, and can't wait to use it more in the future. My only complaint, and reason for 4 stars instead of 5, is that the lighting mechanism stopped working after the first pot of water boiled, but hopefully that's just an issue with my particular Jetboil and can be remedied with a return/exchange at REI.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Flash is not durable at all. Mine broke after using it for about five years. The ignition switch stopped working after about half a year. Read morePublished 1 hour ago by TheReader
This thing is KILLER. Its $$$ but its wonderfully made and gets water boiling quickly without wasting tons of fuel. You will love this thing.Published 6 days ago by BluesHarp
Want to have coffee within 6 minutes of crawling out of your tent? Get a Jet Boil!Published 7 days ago by J-Adams
Great little stove. Read all the reviews and got this one. Glad i did.Published 7 days ago by Shelley S.
Bought this as gift for my husband who is in the military and he uses it when he goes to the field. Beats MRE's and there are all sorts of easy recipes for it online.Published 7 days ago by Brittany
This is my first Jetboil and I was only able to test it in the kitchen so far but boy am I excited to use it out and about. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Vince
Thoroughly pleased with this system. 2 cups of water starts boiling in about 90 seconds, and comes to a rolling boil in 120. Couldn't be more please. Read morePublished 16 days ago by DJ